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Again, Gertz represents Hawks at NBA draft lottery


If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.

The Atlanta Hawks looks to keep their tool box away as Jami Gertz will be the representative at the 2019 NBA draft lottery on May 14.

Gertz, co-owner and wife of principal owner Tony Ressler, represented the team at the NBA draft lottery last year.

The Hawks held the fourth-best odds, moving up to No. 3 last year. The Hawks selected Luka Dončić and traded him for the No. 5 pick of Trae Young from the Mavericks.

The Hawks received a future protected first-round pick from the move.

The decision to continue with Gertz was announced in a radio interview on March 26 by Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk. A team spokesperson confirmed.

With eight games left in the season, the Hawks have a 26-48 record, which is the fifth-worst in the NBA.

Along with the Hawks own first round selection, the Mavericks have a 29-44 record and the sixth-worst record in the league with nine games remaining.

The Hawks would have two top six overall picks if the odds hold form.

The NBA draft will be held at Barclays Center in New York City, New York on June 20.

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